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There Should Be a Sequel: 'The Truman Show'

Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

Fifteen years ago, The Truman Show felt like science fiction. In 1998, the conceit — that a man who, unbeknownst to him, has been living in a giant Hollywood set so that his entire existence could provide easy entertainment for the masses — read like a paranoid fantasy. Bold and imaginative, with just the right balance of the far-fetched and the familiar, it felt like it would’ve been a good fit for The Twilight Zone. Today, it’d be a good fit for Discovery Channel: the idea that millions of Americans would raptly devour a nonstop broadcast of an unexceptional person’s daily life is a given in this post-Snookie age.

Which is why I demand there be a sequel. The universe brought to life by director Peter Weir and writer Andrew Niccol satirized reality TV and social media before most people had even thought of such word combinations. The Truman Show can even claim its very own mental disorder. Imagine where the story could take us now. Besides, Jim Carrey’s already revisiting another of his ’90s masterpieces — why not add this one to the mix?

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Throwback Thursday: Remember when 'Zenon' told us we would all live on space stations by now?

Remember back in the day when the “21st century” was some dangerous and amazing place? Computers would take over the world! We’d all live in space! Cars would fly! Well, we can’t technically say that won’t happen by the end of the century, but now that we’re more than a decade into things, we can’t help but wish some of those theories had already come true.

Example A) Everything about Disney’s 1999 film Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. The fact that we aren’t currently wearing sparkly tights, living in a space station, and saying “stellar” at the end of every other sentence is unacceptable. Is this not the 21st century? Because Disney taught us that by this point, being “grounded” should mean being sent to Earth, because gravity is the WORST punishment ever.

Also, pop stars should be named things like Protozoa, and they should sing catchy jams like this:
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There Should Be a Sequel: 'My Best Friend's Wedding'

Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

After 1997′s My Best Friend’s Wedding grossed $127 million at the domestic box office, there was talk of a sequel. After all, did we really think sports writer Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and young, tone-deaf Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) were going to last, even if restaurant critic Julianne (Julia Roberts) conceded defeat and loaned the couple her song with Michael for their wedding dance? No! A quick Google search shows producer Jerry Zucker being quoted in 2001 saying that one idea bandied about was, in fact, My Best Friend’s Divorce, which would find Michael and Kimmy on the rocks and Julianne having to decide whether to stage another coup. “It seemed like a contrived way to get those people together again. … We cared too much about the original story to ruin it,” he said.
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'Suits' star Meghan Markle takes EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Having already gotten to know Suits star Patrick J. Adams better with an EW Pop Culture Personality Test, it’s only right that we bring in Meghan Markle, who plays his onscreen love interest Rachel, for questioning. And her answers do not disappoint. Watch the video below to find out which Beverly Hills, 90210 actor was her first celebrity crush and which Baywatch lifeguard received the only fan letter she’s ever written. READ FULL STORY

'Saved by the Bell' flashback: Mr. Belding is now a karaoke crooner -- VIDEO

Whatever happened to Saved by the Bell‘s Mr. Belding? In short: He’s now a karaoke crooner. Well, at least the guy who played him, Dennis Haskins, is, as is revealed in tonight’s coming episode of VH1′s new update-on-pop-culture-stars-of-yesteryear series Miss U Much. READ FULL STORY

Yes, Ruthie Camden from '7th Heaven' did a 'Maxim' photo shoot

Where can you go when the world don’t treat you right — and your TV show got canceled six years ago?

The answer is Maxim!

Like Danielle Fishel, Amanda Bynes, and Hilary Duff before her — not to mention Alyssa Milano, who pioneered the trend way back in 1998 — 23-year-old Mackenzie Rosman has decided to prove she’s all grown up by posing for a spread in the men’s magazine. (Unfortunately, she didn’t snag a cover of her own; fittingly enough, that honor went to Milano this month.)

The pictures show the onetime child actress posing in her underwear, seductively lifting a cover-up over a beige bikini, and lying topless on a bench in a plaid skirt that sort of looks like a Catholic school uniform, which makes thematic sense until you remember that 7th Heaven‘s Camden family wasn’t Catholic.
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Lisa Kudrow: 50 things she taught us for her 50th birthday

It’s strange but true: Lisa Kudrow, forever immortalized as 20-something (and, later, 30-something) Phoebe Buffay on Friends, enters her sixth decade on Earth today.

And while it’d be easy to mark this golden jubilee by, say, somberly contemplating the ravages of time and our own mortality, we’d rather be a bit more celebratory.

So here’s to you, Lisa Kudrow — and, more specifically, everything we’ve learned from you and Phoebe over the years. (Michelle Weinberger and Valerie Cherish deserve some special recognition as well.) How have your lessons enriched our lives? Let us count the ways:

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'The To Do List': Laugh, reminisce, and even get a little misty

The To Do List is a hilarious, raunchy comedy about class of 1993 valedictorian Brandy Klark (Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza) checking off various acts on the hand-written spreadsheet she keeps in her Trapper Keeper. It’s all in preparation for losing her virginity to Rusty Waters (Friday Night Lights‘ Scott Porter), a hot college guy and fellow summer lifeguard who does a mean acoustic version of Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” And, even with all the bawdiness, it made me tear up. SPOILER ALERT! READ FULL STORY

Fake live-action 'Daria' trailer obviously stars Aubrey Plaza -- VIDEO

Two years ago, MTV randomly decided to reveal its dream cast for a theoretical live-action Daria movie — starring Aubrey Plaza as the title character, Ellen Page as her BFF Jane, Emily Osment as her perky sister Quinn, and Will Ferrell and Annette Bening as her clueless parents.

The article was nothing more than an exercise in nostalgia. But now that Plaza actually has a big movie coming out, College Humor has decided to take the Daria idea and run with it.

The Parks and Rec star is the only member of MTV’s hypothetical roster who appears in this trailer for Daria’s High School Reunion, which is too bad. Generally speaking, though, the video — which features cameos from Trent Lane, Kevin, Brittany, Mr. DeMartino, and Ms. Barch, among others — is dryly funny, just like the old cartoon itself; it’ll hit you right in the nostalgias. I have only one tiny quibble: Why is Quinn, who’s at least two years younger than Daria, organizing the Class of 2002′s reunion?
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Once upon a time, Aaron Paul was an atrocious actor on '90210' -- VIDEO

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Note to Aaron Paul: You don’t want to mess with Donna Martin.

Nowadays, Aaron Paul may be best-known for his Emmy-winning work as Jesse “yo b****” Pinkman on Breaking Bad. But in the mid-’90s he was just another cute high school kid whose big break — and first on-screen kiss — came from dropping by Beverly Hills, 90210 for a brief part as a truly cringe-worthy Romeo in West Beverly Hills High’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Come for the atrociously over-the-top line delivery, stay for Donna Martin’s (Tori Spelling) small smile offstage.

To quote a shocked Paul after seeing the clip on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, “That was awful.” We’re pretty sure he meant amazing. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

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